No. 11 is a mysterious gender inclusive perfume blend in collaboration with Manuela King of S+M Fragrances using only the vitality of plants. These are distilled and highly concentrated aromatic botanical oils extracted from nature without synthetic ingredients for a natural experience that awakens with touch.
No. 11 celebrates our brick and mortar location at 11 Throckmorton; our founding on the 11th month of the year (in 2015); 1+1 as a symbol of collaboration; and of duality–of beauty and physiological outcome.
What Makes it x Poet and/the Bench? We wanted an exquisite perfume, handcrafted in harmony with nature to transport us to “those moments in between” of which our Atmosphere collection is intended. We requested Jasmine, known as the king of flowers, for its luscious tenacity; the exotic, rich and earthiness of Sandalwood, tempered by the Vanilla sweetness; Black Pepper (aka black gold) for its embodiment of the Poet and/the Bench workshop grit and for its complexity: at once bright, fresh, stimulating and warm, delivering a burst of heat–a lot like love; and Tobacco was also included as we enjoy the rich, somewhat herbaceous aroma that takes us deep within the forest (in perfumery, tobacco is anything but smokey or chemical because it hasn’t actually been smoked). We chose liquid coconut oil as the base instead of alcohol for a more tactile experience, touch to touch, and for its longer lasting unfolding over time.